Are you finding the addition of fractions hard to solve in your Mathematical questions?

In this lesson…

You will see and learn the step-by-step method for the addition of fraction…

#### ALSO SEE: How To Solve Subtraction Of Fractions

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A link for you to practice past exam questions on fractions is included at the end of this lesson.

## Question on addition of fraction

Let’s take an example.

QUESTION

2\frac{1}{3} + \frac{10}{4}

### 1. Convert any mixed fraction to improper fraction

2\frac{1}{3} (mixed fraction)

CONVERTED

= \dfrac{7}{3} (improper fraction)

Therefore,

\dfrac{7}{3} + \dfrac{10}{4}

• See How To Convert Mixed Fraction To Improper Fraction

### 2. Find the LCM of the denominators

The LCM of 3 and 4

= 12

• See How To Find the LCM of Fractions in Mathematics

\dfrac{}{12}

12 ÷ 3 = 4

12 ÷ 4 = 3

4 × 7 = 28

3 × 10 = 30

### 6. Write the answers as new numerators

\dfrac{28+30}{12}

### 7. Add the new numerators

\dfrac{28+30}{12}

= \dfrac{58}{12}

### 8. Reduce to its lowest form

\dfrac{58}{12}

= \dfrac{29}{6}

• See How To Reduce Any Fraction To Its Lowest Form

## Classwork

Click on the link below to practice past questions on fractions now.

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